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Business Insider 100- The Creators

Business Insider honored d.light as one of it’s 100 companies, large and small, that transcend the boundaries of capitalism and generate creative worth that challenges the idea of traditional business success.


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D.light Expands Its Financing Platform for Off-Grid Solar Home Systems

June 30, 2016 | Solar lantern startup d.light design is licensing its pay-as-you-go financing to its partners and distributors across the globe to scale the reach of its solar lights and home systems.

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How a snake bite turned into a bright idea

June 30, 2016 | When d.light co-founder Sam Goldman (pictured left with co-founder Ned Tozun) got bitten by a snake in Africa one night, it led to a series of events - and a moment of clarity that eventually turned into a startup now providing millions of people around the world with an alternative energy source. After many months - and near-death experiences... 

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d.light Comprehensive Pay-As-You-Go Solar Financing Platform Now Available to Global Partners 

June 29, 2016 | d.light driving increased energy options to the 2.3 billion people living without access to reliable power to achieve its goal of reaching 100 million people by 2020

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Business Insider 100- The Creators

June 13, 2016 | Business Insider honored d.light as one of it’s 100 companies, large and small, that transcend the boundaries of capitalism and generate creative worth that challenges the idea of traditional business success.

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2015-16 Global LEAP Award

May 25, 2016 | Supported by the Clean Energy Ministerial, the 2015–16 Global LEAP Awards is an international competition that identifies and promotes the world’s best, most energy-efficient off-grid appliances. This round of the Global LEAP Awards features competitions for televisions and fans that are designed for use with off-grid solar energy systems. D.light won first place in large and medium sized televisions, as well as second place in the small television category.

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d.light Wins Verizon Powerful Answers Award

Feb 3, 2015 | d.light created a model for a mobile-enabled distribution grid that provides energy to those in need by leveraging mobile networks throughout the developing world.

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Daily Climate: d.light attacks a big energy problem with small solar 

April 21, 2015 | The Daily Climate's Marianne Lavelle highlights d.light and its mission to bring solar energy to those without access.

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Is the sun rising on an African solar revolution? VIDEO

February 17, 2015 | BBC news interviews Kenyan solar trader selling d.light's S2 and S20.

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The Business Case For Off-Grid Energy in India

February 17, 2015 | The Climate Group has published a study identifying promising off-grid energy business models in India with the greatest potential for scale-up, spotlighting d.light.

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Verizon: Introducing the Verizon Powerful Answers Award Winners for 2014

December 8, 2014 | d.light’s mobile-enabled energy distribution grid is one of the top three winning ideas in the sustainability category.

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USAID: Solar Firm Says Power Africa Is Putting a Spotlight on Energy Access

October 18, 2014 | Power Africa’s Adi Raval interviews Ned Tozun, President and Co-founder of d.light.